Through my recovery process, I discovered a stark reality. By judging my insides by other people’s outsides I minimize and marginalize myself in both my eyes and in the eyes of other people. Upon further examination I discovered that I minimize and marginalize who I am when I compare myself to other people.
When I compare myself to other people I devalue who I am because I believe that I am enough — because I judge myself for not being more… For many years I minimized and marginalized who I was through a jaded perspective — because I bought into the notion that if I was just…
I continued to berate myself until — through my recovery process — I began to realize what I was doing to myself. Nearly three years ago I published an article that I wrote for Second Chance to Live. In that article I shared what I learned through my process. I will share that article with you over the next several parts of this article.
Let me leave you with a thought.
“My mother said to me, “If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general, if you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.” Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.” Pablo Picasso
You were created to be wonderfully you — no one else. Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA
Please read Part 3 for context. Thank you.
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